1st Grade – Kentwell Cup
The scoreline paints an accurate picture of the game. It was all Drummoyne with no major swings in momentum. It was certainly not for a lack of trying – the Knox men were focused and ready to play for each other. Drummoyne were just too good – they dominated at scrum time, offloaded at will, kicked well and found their speedsters out wide.
It’s back to the drawing board for Knox, but there will be no lack of motivation taking on Mosman at home this weekend.
3 – Brian Ferguson
2 – Liam Creeley
1 – Ollie Nutbeen
2nd Grade – Burke Cup
We always knew going into this week it would be a tough round for all, and it proved just that.
The boys once again tried to put in a huge shift for Lachy Scott who celebrated his 100th game for the Knobs club and was named captain on Saturday. But after not being able to exit out of our own 22m that was the deciding factor in the game. With Drummoyne using the wind well in the first half and waiting for us to make a mistake inside our 22m they were quick to capitalise and score 3 tries from our errors. Running out to an early lead and our boys dropping their heads but knew they weren’t out of the fight. A shift in momentum after a great burst from Tom Wilks straightening in the mid field and setting up a great try for Harry Stocks the boys grew in confidence. Finished the game attacking in the oppositions 22 constantly but couldn’t get over the line. The boys now know they need to play with higher intensity for longer periods of the game if they are wanting to achieve more this year.
3 – Harry Stocks
2 – Jack Upton
1 – Tom Wilks
3rd Grade – Whiddon Cup
Tough day at the office for 3s against a well drilled Drummoyne going down 36-19 at the bell. It was a ‘could have been’ sort of game with the scores only 5 points apart with about 7 or 8 minutes to go when killer Karl Gray was yellow carded for some unknown and random reason (jumping onto a Drummoyne behemoth to try and bring him down like the proverbial mouse on the elephant). Special mention to the guys who backed up from 4s, Luke SS, Matt Davis, Ed Craig, Michael Balk, Adam Welsh, Dave Jerogin and Rob Shelston. Real squad effort after a number of players didn’t show. Apologies if I’ve missed anyone. Tough work for all involved but greatly appreciated by the Club.
1 – Matt Davis making a very welcome return
2 – Michael Balk who just toiled away for two games – class!
3 – the general – Matt Hill who i think managed to get a thrown together team to almost knock over a very well organised one.
4th Grade – Burke Cup
First outing for 4s after some increased interest during the week. Good to see the extended Roseville Crew back on the park along with Luke Riss, Matt Creighton, Jon Bonwick, Ed Craig, Michael Ainsworth and Ashton Craig all making welcome returns to the pitch.
Can’t do it without this sort of interest as we’ve found out the hard way this season. Some hard work up front and some class out the back saw us get the chocolates four tries to two – bonus point win and we are back in the hunt for finals footy already! Jac Cameron has never seen so much space, Dave Jerogin has never run so far, the guys that Michael Ainsworth cut down in the second half are still trying to get up, and special mention to the club legend Jon Bonwick for packing down in the front row no less to give Luke SS a breather (because he has to play 3 or 4 games every week), and folding his opposite number in half. Pretty to watch.
1 – Rob Shelston making a very welcome return
2 – Dave (Forrest Gump) Jerogin
3 – the spaceman Jac Cameron.
Colts – Barbour Cup
Coming after a week off the colties were fired up at training ready to get into the weekends game against the Dirty Reds. Straight from the kick off the colts found out this will not be an easy game with the dominant forward pack of Drummonye causing havoc on the Knox scrums. Besides this after a good couple of phases, Tommy Nicholl was able to put on a dominant run and get over for a 5-0 lead early one. Although the colties got off on the right foot, it was the team with the most intent that would end up controlling the the rest of the game scoring two quick tries to take the lead to 14-5 Drummonyne.
With Knox losing key momentum builders to gain structure to the game drity reds kept playing there dominant wide footy leaving the colties in the dust. 37-5
It’s the loss the colts needed to build purpose and intent going into the big clash with Mosman this weekend.